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October 15, 2010

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Friday Focus-
Steve McClain-
Sr. VP Asset Protection, Sports Authority

Friday Focus-
Neil Watanabe
CFO, Anna's Linens

Vendor Spotlight
Matt Steinfort
President & CEO, Envision

LP Program Spotlight
eBay's PROACT Team


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NRF Investigators Meetings:

 

Oct. 20-21, 2010
NRF 2010 LP
Sr. Executive Summit
Dallas, Texas

 

Southeast Meeting
Oct 26, 2010
Bradenton, FL

National Retail Federation


Nov. 2, 2010
NRF LP Professional Development Conference Call

hosted by the
Women in LP Caucus

2:00 pm Eastern

 Register Here


June 13-15, 2011
NRF LP 2010 Conference and EXPO
Dallas, TX

Submit a Session Idea for the 2011 NRF LP Conference & Expo

Deadline for submitting an idea is October 25, 2010.


2010 Global Retail Theft Barometer Sheds Light on Strategies for Cutting Shrink

Webinar October 20, 2010


 

Save the dates!

Sunday, March 6-March 9, 2011

2011 Asset Protection Conference
Buena Vista Palace
Hotel & Spa
1900 Buena Vista Drive
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
For more information,
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News Brief Sponsored by WG Security Products, Inc.

Brendt Wood named Vice President of Asset Protection & Safety/Haxmat Control for Gardens On Air

CVS Drug Stores reach agreement with Federal Prosecutors and agree to pay $75 million in fines for allowing repeated purchases of key methamphetamine ingredient that led to a spike in Southern California drug trafficking.  (Source wtsp.com)

One real estate broker in Toronto, Stan Krawitz, says there are two reasons why America and foreign retailers are looking to Canada:  Relative value combined with the fact there is a strong more positive economic outlook.  He missed the fact that the U.S. has 46 square feet of retail space per capita and Canada has 13 square feet per capita and the fact that the U.S. is overstored.  We have no alternative but to point north and east.  But it's good to see the real estate market confirming the growth expectations.  (Source theglobeandmail.com)

Some observers speculate that Blockbuster could emerge from its reorganization with few, if any, bricks-and-mortar locations.  Interestingly enough, Blockbuster Canada is still doing fairly well due to Redbox's nonexistence, Netflix's recent appearance this year, and downloading capabilities aren't at the U.S. levels yet.  But time will impact that box as well.    (Source washingtonpost.com)

If the Bain Capital deal goes thru for the purchase of Gymboree, we might see an increased investment in the Loss Prevention efforts as their LP budget has suffered the last few years.

e-Commerce sales grew 7.3% in September with the apparel category leading the way at 13.4%.  (Source internetretailer.com)

Three gas station pump skimmers arrested in Los Angeles after stealing more than $150,000 from 200 people by creating fake credit/debit cards after stealing their personal info with their devices hidden in the pumps.  (Source lakeconews.com)

Microsoft security intelligence report says botnets are the core of cybercrime activities with over 6.5 million botnet infections cleared between April and June of this year -- double the number over last year.  (Source computerweekly.com)

50% of home wi-fi networks can be hacked in less than 5 seconds.  (Source net-security.org)

Safeway expects their lower pricing and targeted marketing programs to increase sales in 2011.  (Source supermarketnews.com)

MasterCard and Interpol are partnering to prevent websites from supplying illegal and counterfeit prescription drugs and medicines to consumers.  (Source BusinessWire)

For third month in a row, retail sales increase, but economists caution that while the economy is growing it will be sub-par as long as households face high unemployment and weak income growth.  (Source Associated Press)

Video games, game hardware, software and accessories sales fell 8% in September.  (Source Associated Press)

Wal-Mart and Target are pulling some children's products that have been found to contain lead above legal limits.  The annual lead findings begin!  (Source Associated Press)

 $9.6 billion in Fraudulent returns in 2009
22nd Annual Retail Theft Survey = 1 million shoplifters in 2009
NRSS Survey: Retailers lose $91.8 million a day & $3.8 million an hour in shrink

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eBay Asset Protection Support Leads to Jail Sentence

eBay fraud asset protection investigators, based in Europe, coordinated a long-standing investigation involving a multi repeat offender, leads to another jail term. The suspect had been accused and subsequently convicted for his involvement in an ATO (account take over) scheme and other fraudulent activity on eBay & Pay Pal. Upon extensive research conducted by law enforcement and eBay investigators, over the course of a number of years, the suspect identified as Joe Rothfarb was arrested and jailed. Rothfarb appeared for sentence at Canterbury Crown Court having admitted fraud by accessing and using a customer account, and secured unauthorized access to computer material with intent and was jailed for 15 months. eBay investigators worked with The Metropolitan Police, Kent Police, Lincolnshire Police, Northumbria Police and Sussex Police in relation to the case. Prosecutor Andrew Collings said the most recent offenses were committed not long after the suspects release from serving a 30-month sentence issued from the same court.  Click here for full article.

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In Memoriam to John A. Murphy, President of Vector Security, Inc.

Notice to our industry friends from Vector Security
:  It is with the deepest sadness that we announce John A. Murphy passed away on October 13, 2010. 
 
In 1991, he became President of Vector Security, Inc., a subsidiary of The Philadelphia Contributionship.  Under his direction, Vector Security has grown from a small, regional alarm company to be the eighth largest electronic security provider.  The company operates more than 30 branch offices located in nine Mid-Atlantic States, Florida and California, as well as a National Accounts Division.
 
Mr. Murphy was dedicated to the necessity of mentoring people within the Vector Security organization and leaves behind a talented senior executive and management staff, who also will be dedicated to maintaining Vector's core culture and company values.
 
Throughout his career, Mr. Murphy has championed many important causes within the industry, including the reduction of false alarms and the improvement of relationships between the security industry, public response agencies and alarm users alike.  His experience, wisdom, vision and professional commitment have guided Vector Security to a position as one of the most respected security firms within the industry. 
 
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that those who wish send memorial donations in his name to the Director's Fund, Clinical Cardiology, in honor or Dr. Irving Herling at Penn Medicine.  Checks should be made payable to Trustees, The University of Pennsylvania and mailed to Ms. Carol A. Forte, Executive Director, Development, Centers & Institutes, Penn Medicine, 3535 Market Street, Suite 750, Philadelphia, PA 19104.

For additional information, please contact Anita Long, Marketing Specialist, Vector Security at allong@vectorsecurity.com.

 
Job Opening Company Location Origination

District Loss Prevention Mgr

District Loss Prevention Mgr

District Loss Prevention Mgr

Asset Protection Manager

Asset Protection Manager

Asset Protection Manager

Asset Protection Manager

Asset Protection Manager

Director of Loss Prevention

Assistant VP Security
District Loss Prevention Mgr

Sears Holdings Corp.

Sears Holdings Corp.

Sears Holdings Corp.

The Home Depot

The Home Depot

The Home Depot

The Home Depot

The Home Depot

Confidential

Confidential

Confidential

Boston, MA/Nashua, NH

Pittsburgh, PA

Charleston, SC

Phoenix, AZ

Metro Northern NJ

Sacramento, CA

Salem, OR

Detroit, MI

California

Southern, CA

San Antonio, TX

Sears Holdings Corp.

Sears Holdings Corp.

Sears Holdings Corp.

The Home Depot

The Home Depot

The Home Depot

The Home Depot

The Home Depot

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Today's Daily Job Postings from the Net - appearing today only

Job Opening
Regional Loss Prevention Mgr
Loss Prevention Mgr
Loss Prevention Mgr
Regional Loss Prevention Mgr

Loss Prevention Mgr

Loss Prevention Mgr
Store LP and Safety Mgr

Store LP and Safety Mgr
Asset Protection Business Partner
Asset Protection Business Partner
Store LP and Safety Mgr
Area Loss Prevention Mgr
Store LP and Safety Mgr
Store LP and Safety Mgr

Company
Apple
Sears Holdings Corp.
Claire's Stores
General Nutrition Centers
Kmart Corporation
Kmart Corporation

Lowes Companies, Inc.

Lowes Companies, Inc.
Target

Target
Lowes Companies, Inc.
Lowes Companies, Inc.

Lowes Companies, Inc.

Gap, Inc.

Location
Los Angeles, CA
Novi, MI
Illinois
Kansas City, KS

Frederick, MD
Newark, DE

Baytown, TX

Chico, CA

Houston, TX

Sacramento, CA
Bloomington, IN
Charleston, WV
Loveland, CO
San Francisco, CA

Origination
TechCareers

Juju
Indeed

Monster

Careerbuilder

Careerbuilder

Indeed

Indeed

Indeed

Indeed

LPJobs

LPJobs

LPJobs

Monster

 

Don Messner named Chief of Security for Harrah's Casino in Chicago
Armanda DaSilva named Regional Loss Prevention Manager for Guess
Angela Nino was named Area Asset Protection Manager for Polo Ralph Lauren

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With the holidays approaching and sales expected to be better than the last two years, consumer traffic should increase, which means more people-more problems-more ORC.  This holiday may be the busiest ever for ORC activity.  It starts soon and everyone needs to be more aware and in the game so to speak.  Be careful and make sure everyone is trained and ready.

Just a thought
Gus Downing

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